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Sunday, January 31, 2021
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Friday, January 29, 2021
What kind of world ruler would you be?
I would never be a world leader. I believe in countries, each with their own individual identity and control of their own future. Anything close to a one-world government would be detrimental to our liberty and our right to choose how we wish to live our life.
What are you passionate about these days?
I’m most passionate about what the future holds for this country. I see too many forces within that are actively trying to change what this country stands for. Forces that want to destroy the only beacon of light and freedom in the world.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Mostly watch TV… but I’m also hooked on FaceBook. Music and a good book also helps me to relax.
How to find time to write as a parent?
My kids are grown and making success out of their own lives. But when they were still at home, I set a block of time every Saturday morning before anyone else was awake. Though I wasn’t writing a book then, I was creating my own D&D games.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Stiff, severe outside, teddy-bear inside.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I haven’t gotten to that point yet.
Do you have a favorite movie?
This is pretty much an impossible question. The two movies that affected me the most are “The Exorcist” and “Alien”. The movie I probably enjoyed the most is a close tie between “Robinhood, Men in Tights” and “Spaceballs”.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I can see my entire trilogy made into a movie… a “Lord of the Rings” type thing.
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Definitely a panther… but a wolf is a very close second. Dire wolves play a very important part in my trilogy and will continue to in future books.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Megan Slayer will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
Aiden Connor isn't looking for a date. Sure, he wants one, but relationships seem to be too difficult to maintain. He's an ER doctor and doesn't have time for commitment...that is, until he runs over a curb and needs a new rim for his sports car. The mechanic isn't anything like he expects, but could be the one man he needs if he's willing to open his mind and heart.
Matt Phillips equates dating with disaster, but sees himself as an eternal optimist. When he catches sight of Aiden, he wants to give relationships a try. Every cell in his body screams to get the sexy doctor naked and in his bed. But Matt has demons and addictions he's still working through. Will he fall prey to his past or learn and move forward with the hot doctor?
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Maybe I’m dating the wrong men.
“I keep telling myself that. Jordan tells me the same thing, but I still want to clobber Farin when he goes Groomzilla on us. I wasn’t this bad when I married Jordan—at least I don’t think so. We walked, we stood, we said I do, then had one hell of a party at the house.” Colin shook his head. “I just wouldn’t have thought he’d be…like this.”
“It’ll be over in two days. You’ll live.” Aiden clapped Colin on the shoulder. “Speaking of days, I have exactly one day off before I’m expected back at the hospital. I’m on for an eight-hour shift on Saturday, so if I’m running late, that’s why.”
“We’ll keep an eye out. Thanks for the heads-up and thanks for talking to the group. Have a good night.” Colin winked, then strode away.
Aiden grabbed his jacket from the coat rack. The weight of a twenty-four-hour shift had gotten to him. He wanted to go home but wondered if he’d make it. As he navigated through the halls of the hospital, he waved at a couple of the nurses and, in the foyer, nodded to the elderly woman behind the main counter. The moment he stepped into the chilly October air, he blinked and dragged a long breath into his lungs. Nothing worked to wake him up like crisp fall evenings. Well, nothing like those and a good blow job in the morning, but he wasn’t likely to get one. He’d need a boyfriend first. He’d worry about his lack of a partner later. Right now, he wanted to go home, slip into a warm bath or hot shower and collapse for twelve hours straight. Maybe he would meet someone at the wedding or reception.
Maybe hell will freeze over first.
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When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library. Find out more about Megan and Wendi at http://wendizwaduk.com/indexMegan.htm
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Heat Rating: Hot
*A FIGHTING CHANCE is Book 6 in the Disaster Crimes series, but it’s a spin-off featuring a new couple, so it can be read as a standalone.*
Thorn has loved Amanda from afar, giving her whatever she needs as a survivor of abuse—space, protection, and stability. He yearns to give her more, though, to share his feelings, kiss her, love her, but he's worried the truth will frighten her away.
And Amanda is afraid. She’s scared of her attraction for Thorn. Most of all, she’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, who is lurking nearby where no one can find him. When she grows closer to Thorn, Damon retaliates, jeopardizing their happy ending.
Up against an abusive ex and Mother Nature, do Thorn and Amanda have a fighting chance?
Amanda looked up from the current list of up-to-date payments for classes. A movement outside the glass storefront caught her eye. She tilted her head to see a man coming up the sidewalk from the side where the picnic bench sat. Through the vertical blinds, she glimpsed a square face—a short, rugged beard and long, dark hair pulled into a man bun. Her breath fled from her lungs. Her body went from icy cold to flaming hot in the span of a millisecond. She dropped to the floor and slid under the counter, beneath the ledge where they put their purses and cell phones.
“What—” Beth peeked at the windows. Then she snapped her fingers at April and pointed at the stools.
April jumped into action. She pushed the stools in so they blocked Amanda. The bell attached to the door jingled as April removed the jacket she wore and draped it across the stools, creating a curtain to shield Amanda.
From a crack, Amanda watched Beth move to stand in front of the twins, who were in their walkers playing peacefully. “I’m sorry, but we’re going to be closing.”
“I don’t give a shit. I’m here for Amanda.”
The sound of Damon’s voice had her heart beating even harder. That voice had haunted her nightmares, had come back to life in her memories.
Beth cocked her head to the side. “Who? There’s no one by that name here.”
“Don’t bullshit me. I know she works here.”
His voice was closer now.
Cara’s Question: How’d you come up with Amanda and why did you choose her to be Thorn’s love interest?
Chrys Fey’s Answer: In Flaming Crimes, Beth is in need of a new self-defense assistant for her classes at The Fighting Chance. I considered what kind of person would make the best assistant, who wouldn’t take advantage of any of the students. A woman who understands what victims go through, how they react, what makes them uncomfortable, and is a survivor herself, as well as an amazing student, would make the best assistant for Beth. Enter Amanda. I literally came up with her when the problem of a new assistant presented itself.
As for the second part of that question…when I wrote the scene where Thorn comes to The Fighting Chance the first day Amanda is an employee and sees her teaching beside Beth, it was all over. The guy was hooked. I knew it. He knew. Donovan and Beth knew it. Only Amanda didn’t know it. It was destined that Amanda be a character in the Disaster Crimes series, and there was no way around it but to pair Thorn and Amanda together. If I had forced them to stay apart, Thorn would’ve been very pissed.
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Author’s Note: I wrote The Disaster Curse to answer a few lingering questions readers may have after reading A Fighting Chance, and to tie the whole series together with a neat, shiny, perfect little bow. Plus, there was one disaster that I hadn’t written about yet. *wink*
The Disaster Crimes Series:
*The Crime Before the Storm (prequel)
Hurricane Crimes (novella, #1)
Seismic Crimes (#2)
Lightning Crimes (free short, #2.5)
Tsunami Crimes (#3)
Flaming Crimes (#4)
Frozen Crimes (#5)
A Fighting Chance (spin-off, #6)
The Disaster Curse (short story, #7)
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Chrys Fey is author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept that blends disasters, crimes, and romance. She runs the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book Club on Goodreads and edits for Dancing Lemur Press. https://www.chrysfey.com
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Date Published: Dec. 11, 2017
Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.
Pierre the Peacock is delightfully illustrated with a valuable message. It is about acceptance, friendship and a valuable lesson in how we should treat people. Come with us as we meet Pierre, a peacock who thinks that he will get friends just from his pretty looks. When he meets Jerry, a colorblind little boy, he teaches Pierre that what matters is how you treat people, not what you look like. A lesson for all of us!
About the Author
Jocelyn Mooneyhan Lacey is a native of Johnson City, TN, where she graduated from Science Hill High School and East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She met her husband, Steven Lacey, at ETSU, and they have since lived in Maine, Rhode Island, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and now have settled in New Jersey for the time being. She also shares her home with two dogs, a cat, and three fish.
Friday, January 22, 2021
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What inspired you to write this book?
There are several things. One and most importantly is I watched my grandsons grow up without a dad and realized how important fathers are in their sons’ lives. My main character Ian spends much of the story without his father, who for many of his own reasons, ends up not being the dad that Ian needed. The story’s message to young men is that even if your father has failed you, you can still grow up to be the man you wish your father had been.
Another inspiration is I always wanted to paint a dragon and could never think of a good excuse (as if one needs an excuse to paint a dragon). So, when I started writing Ian’s Realm, I started painting Stenhjaert the dragon (you can see him on my website). The dragon expanded to 3 panels 4 ft X 3 ft eventually so I could get his wingspan in. Then each panel became a book cover for the first three books (out of print now and rewritten and combined into the trilogy).
Another inspiration was my many walks in the forest. The trees talked to me. Seriously!
What can we expect from you in the future?
More romance in my stories.
I finished an adult high fantasy romance which will be out in 2021. I’m also just finishing a paranormal (sweet) romance that I think you’ll enjoy.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
I do and I need to publish them. I have a lot of side stories about the characters in Ian’s Realm and Cassandra’s Castle. I should work on those and get them to you.
Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
Ian starts off the series as a 15-year-old boy and ends up as a young man. In Cassandra’s Castle, he’s about middle age, being Cassandra’s father. As a boy he’s insecure. He lost his mom who died so he relies heavily on his father, who knows that Ian depends too much on him and that’s part of the conflict that arises between the two. Alex also is devastated by his wife’s death. Ian’s is co-dependent, and his dad Alex knows he’s not the god that Ian’s makes him out to be. Dad wants Ian to see he can’t live up to his expectations. He doesn’t forsake his son on purpose, fate plays a part in that. But when Ian realizes he’s alone in the world, he carries the weight of being abandoned with him for an exceptionally long time. As the stories progress he finds love in Abbi, but, like his dad did to him, Ian keeps her at arm’s distance. As he grows into a young man his first experience with passion is in Layla and he begins to see the difference between a real relationship (Abbi) and a seductive relationship (Layla). He comes to a rude awakening and has to make some hard life choices both Layla and Fallen Morning.
Who designed your book covers?
Her name is Les and I love her to pieces. She’s designed almost all my book covers. I found her on Fivrr believe it or not. She goes as Germancreative on there.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I’m actually doing that right now. 😊
Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learned to slow down. I’m editing now and taking each paragraph at a time and turning it into literature.
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?